Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Torture, torture it pleasures me

Since I have lots of free time on my hands, I am watching Season 3 of 24 in a few short days. This really is the way to watch these dramatic shows like Sopranos or Lost. Of course watching three or four Arrested Developments isn't so bad either. Anyway, as others have noted, the torture quotient just keeps going up. At the beginning of Season 2, the nuke plot is revealed during some really bizarre torture on a Chinese guy. In this season, CTU has a torture guy on staff, just walking around the office. Regardless of the efficacy of torture (look up Mark Bowden in the Atlantic if you have Lexis or something like it - the article is behind the subscription wall) it's a little disturbing that the moral aspects are not addressed, particularly in these days of Abu Ghraib. Also of note, the evil Nina Myers is particularly hot this season. She is also on E-Ring but that show is supposed to suck something serious, so I will have to give it a pass.

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